Dying with dignity is a human right. At Heartland Hospice we are dedicated to providing compassionate high quality hospice care. Our volunteers are highly valued and appreciated for the level of care and compassion they bring to our team. Whether wor... Read more
Dying with dignity is a human right. At Heartland Hospice we are dedicated to providing compassionate high quality hospice care. Our volunteers are highly valued and appreciated for the level of care and compassion they bring to our team. Whether working in the office, serenading a patient bedside, quilting a warm shawl for cold winter nights or just holding a frail hand, each volunteer brings their own skills to the table. We are thankful for you.
Heartland Hospice is Northeast Florida's alternative to meet the growing need for end-of-life care . Our program takes the comprehensive approach to providing quality care for those seeking hospice services including expert medical personnel, spiritual care and bereavement services.
Our volunteers are the cornerstone of our care. Their loving and generous contribution of time and compassion is what makes the difference in our patients' lives.
I volunteered to pray with patients but was never actually placed for that position. When the last volunteer coordinator left, the new coordinator never bothered to reach out and introduce himself or get to know me as a volunteer. I was really disappointed, especially with the good rapport I felt I had with the previous one. I feel like I wasted more time than actually helping people.
I have been volunteering my time since my early 20's and I volunteer for other organizations now, but I have never felt more appreciated or welcomed as a volunteer than Marisol, Dondra, and the nurses working for Heartland Hospice have made me feel. They really let you know that time is precious and you giving yours is the most selfless thing a person can do. I'm a friendly visitor for a very sweet lady and when she told me that she was glad she met me, I knew I was there for a reason. Volunteering with this organization is very fulfilling and you won't be disappointed so if you're looking to lend a hand or a compassionate ear, this is the place to do it.
Volunteering at Heartland Hospice has allowed me to work around people who are so passionate about what they do in caring for their hospice patients that they see everyday. Even on slow days there is no lack of things to do around the office. I would recommend this organization to anyone who is interested in working for a non-profit or even for someone who is looking for an opportunity to volunteer their time at.
Thank you Heartland Hospice!
Volunteering with Heartland Hospice is not JUST gaining community service hours, or keeping busy during your summer vacation- it's a whole lot more than that. Even though I'm going to school to become a nurse, anyone can volunteer. Heartland Hospice gives recognition to their volunteers and they consider you a part of the team. Being a volunteer someone will always say "thanks for volunteering with us" or "it's so good to have you here." Nothing is more welcoming than making people happy, whether it's the team or our hospice patients. Spending time with our patients lets them know that we care and we want them to feel enriched. We want our patients to know that we're not there just to "do it" we're there because we want to be. We show compassion and do what it takes to make a positive difference in their lives. At the end of the day, it's a breath of fresh air for them, and for me!